Roster Change

John Dyer, who helped make the Social Security Administration a leader in e-government, is moving to the private sector to take a top job at Science Applications International Corp. After 30 years with the federal government, Dyer will become vice president and deputy section manager of the enterprise and health solutions sectors at SAIC. He was SSA's chief information officer until being reassigned in October as senior adviser to SSA Commissioner Ken Apfel.

"SSA's Dyer headed to private sector" [FCW.com, Dec. 18, 2000]

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Earlier this month, Sallie McDonald was named assistant commissioner of the newly created office of information assurance and critical infrastructure protection at the General Services Administration. McDonald has been with GSA for 23 years, spending the past three in the Office of Information Security. As head of the new security policy office, McDonald will lead the agency's governmentwide responsibilities regarding network protection.

"GSA picks info assurance chief" [FCW.com, Dec. 12, 2000]

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After a 20-year career in the federal government, Mark Reichardt recently joined the OpenGIS Consortium Inc. as the organization's director of marketing and public sector programs. Reichardt most recently led an international spatial data infrastructure program for the Federal Geographic Data Committee. Previously he had worked to improve federal/local coordination in the use of geospatial technologies for decision-making and also worked for the Defense Mapping Agency.

OpenGIS Consortium Inc. home page

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Jay Donnelly, project manager for the National Atlas Program at the U.S. Geological Survey, received the Association for Federal Information Resources Management November Leadership Award for his work on nationalatlas.gov.

The National Atlas of the United States is a governmentwide effort to characterize and portray conditions in a map format using data collected by the U.S. government. The current work began in 1997 under Donnelly's direction. Unlike its predecessor, the new National Atlas is largely in digital format accessible over the Internet.

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